Global Ice Viewer

With this simulation from the NASA Climate website, learners explore different examples of how ice is melting due to climate change in four places where large quantities of ice are found. The photo comparisons, graphs, animations, and especially the time lapse video clips of glaciers receding are astonishing and dramatic.

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Laura Tenenbaum
Randal Jackson

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Allow students to investigate the various pieces of evidence in any order they see fit and hold a discussion afterwards.

Could be used to start a discussion of climate change impacts. Learners can assess for themselves the changes taking place in our world.

Could spark questions of how, why, and where data are collected.
Links to selected data sets are included on a 'Source' page.

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